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Bristol is Hot!  The Bristol Pepper Fest returns to 6th Street

September 25, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bristol heats up as the 2nd Annual Bristol Pepper Fest comes to town this Saturday, September 25th in Downtown Bristol.  Located on 6th Street on the Tennessee side of town, the free event will feature hot pepper eating contests, demonstrations, hot pepper plant sales, sauces, live music, and other homemade vendors.

Coordinated by Believe in Bristol and Only Burns Twice Chili Peppers LLC, the Bristol Pepper Fest brings new flavor to 6th Street as attendees of the free event can learn new ways to cook with peppers during a demonstration from Chef Tony Mammarella of Food City. Locally grown peppers, spices, and sauces can be purchased from vendors on site. Bristol Pepper Fest is a family friendly event with live music and kids’ games and activities, including a tongue twister contest.

“Pepper Fest is a new event for downtown that we’re hoping to continue to grow every year,” said Maggie Elliott, Executive Director for Believe in Bristol. “There is a treasure trove of local growers we are looking forward to introducing to the Bristol community. This is just a piece of food experience events we plan to expand in downtown Bristol.”

Bristol Pepper Fest will culminate with the Atomic Wing Challenge from Quaker Steak and Lube and the Ultimate Pepper Eating contest, with an extra spicy flight of peppers from Only Burns Twice Peppers. Participants for the two contests can sign up day-of the event, must be 18 years or older and sign the waiver to compete.

The event will take place from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM on 6th Street, with the wing and pepper eating contests taking place at 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM, respectively.

About Believe In Bristol

Believe in Bristol’s mission is to foster the collaborative vibrant nature of both Bristols by building a community of culture, lifestyle, heritage, music, and economy. Believe in Bristol strives to strengthen the heart and soul of our Historic Downtown and facilitate its future growth by implementing the Main Street Four Point Approach focusing on Organization, Design, Promotion, and Economic Vitality. For more information about Believe in Bristol and to search other downtown Bristol events, visit www.BelieveInBristol.org


September 25, 2021
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


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